A Unicorn Wearing a Unitard, Riding a Unicycle, that was the caption to a photo that I came across several months ago on facebook.
I commented that if only I had a unicorn mask I could go one Uni further by taking the collection of Uni's to Universal Studios and I thought that was the end of it.
Two days later, I come across aforementioned Unicorn mask. I realize that at this point most people would simply smile and enjoy the ironic coincidence.
And I almost did, but the mask spoke to me. It was as if it were fate. So I bought it. And the unicorn has been finding its way into all sorts of photo-ops.
Seeing out of the mask is a challenge.
And then of course there is the aspect of riding the unicycle.
When I was a clown for children's parties a quarter of a century ago, I could handle myself on a unicycle.
I bought one around a year ago, .....it's not like riding a bike. I've been able to shake some of the rust off but I do need to practice. Especially if I'm going to be wearing the mask.
What is a Morphsuit Anyway?
I saw this in the window of a store in Atlanta and didn't buy it.
That was before I realized to complete the trinity, I needed a unitard.
A Morphsuit is like a unitard plus, a unitard with a head, hands and feet.
Morphsuits are awesome. I got mine yesterday and well it will take some getting used to. There is definitely a learning curve.
So now I've got all the elements. I just need to get my skills on the unicycle and then the balls to take this stunt on the road and over the hill to Universal.
I've got two weeks to practice and summon up the courage.
Last night we braved the LA traffic to head across town to The Groove Spot home of Fire Groove to attend a free Free Intro to Poi, Staff & Hoop!
Even though we probably spent 2 1/2 hours getting there and back due to LA's bizarre fear of a little rain plus an Art Walk that got Occupied and some crazy mess on Lincoln Blvd., it was worth it.
I have been a bit remiss on connecting with the spinners, flow artists and circus types since being back in LA.
So landing in The Groove Spot and then spinning and twirling stuff made me realize how much I missed the experience.
I had thought that hooping was going to be Skye's thing. Besides my jiu jitsu, I had running, Indian Clubs, juggling, and of course uni-cycling to fill my dance card and that is just barely scratching the surface.
But lately I have been getting into the flow of hooping. It's rhythm and movement calms me. It also is a good warm up and I can get my shoulders loosened up especially with the mini-hoops.
Skye left with a new goal; to hoop with fire.
There are so many ways to try to sell your stuff. Craig's List, Ebay, facebook, Amazon and so on and so on and of course, word of mouth. I have had varying degrees of success with each over the years.
Part experiment, part learning experience, part practical;
We'll see how it goes this time around.
At the end of the day, I'm mostly wanting to part ways with this stuff. However, being on a limited income, and not "working", at least not in the traditional sense of it, I feel I need to at least try to get some money for these things.
That said for friends, most of this stuff would be free.
So here goes; more stuff, if you click on a picture it might take you to a link that gives a better idea of the item or it might say free or......